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Case against Shashi Weerawansa postponed to 01st of January

The case filed by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) against MP Wimal Weerawansa’s wife Shashi Weerawansa on charges of submitting forged documents to obtain a diplomatic passport was taken up for hearing at the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today (11). As Defendant Shashi Weerawansa did not appear before the court when the case was taken up, Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka...

Police submits facts to court over Saman Ratnapriya’s statement

The Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has submitted facts to the court over the comments made by Saman Ratnapriya of the ‘Purawesi Balaya’ organisation, during a recent media briefing. The Police Spokesman said that the Police SIU made the submissions on the instructions of the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Meteorology Department issues red alert

The low pressure area in the South Bay of Bengal to the South-east of Sri Lanka is likely to develop in to a depression during next 48 hours and move North-northwestwards towards Tamil-Nadu coast, stated the Meteorology Department. Under the influence of the system, the possibility for heavy rainfall, sudden roughness associated with sudden increase of wind speed (up to...

Petition filed seeking Quo Warranto over Ranil Wickremesinghe’s MP seat

A petition has been filed with the Court of Appeal requesting the court to issue a Writ of Quo Warranto preventing Ranil Wickremesinghe from being a Member of Parliament. The petition has been filed by Sharmila Gonawala, the Co-President of ‘Women for Justice’. Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and the Secretary...

Former DIG further remanded

Former DIG Nalaka de Silva, who was arrested by the CID in connection with an alleged assassination plot targeting the President and former Defence Secretary, has been further remanded until December 19. The former Director of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) was arrested by the CID on October 25 over a suspected plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former...

Sri Lanka Customs officers launch token strike

Sri Lanka Customs Officers’ Association had, reportedly, carried out a token strike this morning (11). According to the Customs officers, the purpose of conducting this strike is to protest the arbitrary delays of the authorities of Finance Ministry on implementing the recommendations issued by the Salaries and Cadre Commission to remove the salary disparities existing in the Customs service.

Police launch website for complaints on mobile phones

Sri Lanka Police has launched a website for handling complaints regarding lost or stolen mobile phones, stated Police Media Spokesperson. The website has been launched under the instruction of the Inspector General of Police. Accordingly, public can lodge their complaints on stolen or lost mobile phones to the website www.ineed.police.lk stated the police media spokesperson.

Case against Hirunika set to be heard in March

The Colombo High Court has decided to hear the case against MP Hirunika Premachandra over the abduction a youth from Dematagoda, on the 12th and 13th of March, 2019. In December 2015, a 35-year-old man was abducted in the Baseline Road area in Dematagoda and assaulted by a group of individuals who had arrived in a Land Rover Defender which...

SMS alerts to prevent elephant-train collisions

An SMS alert service has been commenced as of yesterday (10), as the first phase of the project on reducing train collisions with elephants. This implementation will be carried out based on the information gathered from the Department of Wildlife, the general public and the officers of railway service. Accordingly, this 24-hour SMS alert service would be executed to send out...

Indian high court pulls up officer for deporting man to Sri Lanka

The Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) is in the dock as the Madras high court has summoned him to personally explain as to why he deported a man of Sri Lankan origin - but born and brought up in India – to Sri Lanka after he returned from Australia where he was denied asylum. Questioning the rationale behind deporting S...